IT 4.0 is here.
Is your business ready?

The next stage in the data storage evolution has arrived. The brave new world of IT 4.0 is how Industry 4.0—the fourth wave of industrial revolution—disrupts the way we use data.

What is IT 4.0?

The edge. AI. 5G. Machine-to-machine communications. IT 4.0 looms large.

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IT 4.0 in Focus

Extract maximum value from data. Find out how 5G can help.

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What Is IT 4.0?

Let’s take a look at how the data industry got here—and at the business opportunities IT 4.0 enables.


IT 1.0

Clunky by today’s standards, the beginning of the Data Age means that mainframe computers and basic software language begin to mediate information. We realize the potential of digital data.


IT 2.0

The first wave of significant data growth takes place. PCs and client-server workstations provide direct access to data. Most data in this paradigm is local and just stored—not activated.


IT 3.0

Mobile and cloud computing are key here. Data grows to PB scale thanks to intelligent apps, which send info to the cloud for backup and analysis. But data is not fully harnessed for business intelligence.


IT 4.0

The new era means data that is active, not passive. AI is used for prediction. IoT data is analyzed and acted upon near the network’s edge. 5G bandwidth enables massive growth of M2M communications.

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The Edge: Transform Data From Passive to Active

More and more data needs real-time processing and action near where it is created—close to the edge of the network, away from the core. It’s the crux of IT 4.0. Are you ready to accelerate toward the business of tomorrow?


Exploit the Innovation Opportunities Enabled by Future 5G Wireless

  • Edge computing requirements aren’t well served by current wireless networking technologies in situations involving large coverage areas and low-latency applications.
  • Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should create usage scenarios by mapping future 5G capabilities to enterprise requirements to identify situations where the first and second releases of 5G can support innovation.
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Lyve Data Labs

Standard IT infrastructure does not enable an efficient and unified approach to data. Industry leaders need seamless, unified technology solutions. That’s why our partners turn to Lyve Data Labs. An incubator for innovative end-to-end solutions, Lyve helps our partners extract the most value from data.

Learn how the evolution of IT infrastructure affects product development.

Collaborate with industry leaders about trends and how to implement them.

Use our labs and expertise to harness the open IT 4.0 ecosystem.